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Captain Wedderburn's Courtship


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K:E E | G F E3/2 G/2 | B3/2 c/2 B (A/2G/2) | A A (A/2c/2) B | (G F2) E| w:The Laird o' Ros-lin's daugh-ter walked through - the woods her - lane And - met G3/2 F/2 E3/2 F/2 | B c B3/2 e/2 | (e/2g/2) f =d3/2 c/2 | B3 z/2 B/2 | w:wi' Cap-tain Wed-der-burn, a ser-vant - tae - the King Says B B B3/2 e/2 | e g f d | c B (A/2c/2) B | w:he un-tae his ser-vant man, "Were't nae ag-ain-st the (G F2) z/2 E/2 | G3/2 F/2 E3/2 G/2 | B (B2 B/2) E/2 | (e/2g/2) f =d3/2 c/2 | B2 z2 || w:law - I'd tak her tae my ain bed - and lay her - at the wa'" W:1 W:The Laird o' Roslin's daughter walked through the woods her lane W:And met wi' Captain Wedderburn, a servant tae the King W:Says he untae his servant man, "Were't nae against the law W:I'd tak her tae my ain bed and lay her at the wa'" W: W:2 W:"I'm walkin' here my lane," she says, "Amang my faither's trees W:An' you maun let me walk my lane, kind sir now, if you please W:The supper bell it will be rung an' I'll be missed awa' W:So I'll nae lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'" W: W:3 W:Says he, "My bonnie lady, I pray gie me yer hand W:And ye'll hae drums and trumpets always at your command W:And fifty men tae guard ye wi' that weel their swords can draw W:So we'll baith lie in ae bed, an' ye'll lie at the wa'" W: W:4 W:"Oh haud awa fae me, kind sir, I pray let go my hand W:The supper bell it will be rung - I maun no longer stand W:My faither will nae supper tak' if I am missed awa' W:So I'll nae lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'" W: W:5 W:My name is Captain Wedderburn, my name I'll ne'er deny W:And I command ten thousand men upon yon mountain high W:If yer faither and his men were here o' them I'd stand nae awe W:But I'd tak' ye tae my ain bed and lay ye at the wa'" W: W:6 W:Then he lap off his milk-white steed and set the lady on W:And a' the way he gaed on foot and held her by the hand W:He held her by the middle jimp for fear that she would fa' W:Saying, "I'll tak' ye tae my ain bed and lay ye at the wa'" W: W:7 W:He's ta'en her tae his lodging hoose, the landlady looked ben W:Sayin, "Many's a pretty lady in Edinburgh I've seen W:But sicna bonnie lady is nae intae it at a' W:So mak' for her a fine down bed and lay her at the wa'" W: W:8 W:Oh haud awa' fae me, kind sir, I pray ye let me be W:For I'll nae lie untae your bed till I get dishes three W:It's dishes three ye maun dress me, gin I should eat them a' W:Afore I'll lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'" W: W:9 W:"For my supper I maun hae a chicken withoot a bane W:An for my supper I maun hae a cherry withooten a stane W:An for my supper I maun hae a bird withoot a ga' W:Afore I'll lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'" W: W:10 W:"When the chicken's in the shell, I'm sure it has nae bane W:And when the cherry's in the bloom, I wat it has nae stane W:The doo she is a genty bird, and flies withoot a ga' W:So we'll baith lie in ae bed and ye'll be at the wa'" W: W:11 W:"Oh haud awa' fae me, kind sir, I pray ye gie me ower W:For I'll nae lay untae your bed till I get presents fower W:It's presents fower ye maun gie me and that is twa an' twa W:Afore I'll lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'" W: W:12 W:"I maun hae some winter fruit that in December grew W:And I maun hae a silken goon that waft gaed never through W:A sparrow's horn, a priest unborn this nicht tae join us twa W:Afore I'll lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'" W: W:13 W:"My faither has some winter fruit that in December grew W:My mither has a silken goon that weft gaed never through W:A sparrows horn ye sune would find - there's ain on ilka claw W:And twa upon the gob o'it and ye shall hae them a'" W: W:14 W:The priest he stands withooten the yett just ready tae come in W:Nae man can say that he was born, nae man unless he sin W:For he was whale-cut fae his mither's side and fae the same lat fa' W:So we'll baith lie in ae bed an' ye'll lie at the wa" W: W:15 W:Oh little did that lady think that morning when she raise W:That this was for tae be the last o' a' her maiden days W:But noo there's nae within the realm tae be found a blither twa W:For noo she's Mistress Wedderburn and she lies at the wa'": % % % % % % After The Campfire Song Book % My Own Song Book % The Song And The Story % Songs From Hazzards Huzzah % % % % %]

						
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Category - Love song